International Football History and Statistics

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1910 Enoch "Knocker" West, Nottingham Forest centre forward, transferred to Manchester United. Joined Forest in 1905 and scored almost 100 League goals for them. When League football closed down in April 1915 he had played in 334 matches and scored 168 goals. In that last month it was decided by a FA commission that the result of the Liverpool and Manchester United game had been fixed and Knocker was one of the players implicated. He was given a life suspension and though he took the matter to the High Court in 1917 he lost his case and his suspension was not lifted until 1945 when he was well over 60 years old.
1972 The Football League decide that the result from the Watney Cup match between Blackpool and Peterborogh must stand. Blackpool had protested after losing 7-6 on penalties as Don Heath was allowed to take a spot kick despite being substituted during the match.
1978 The British Government halts transfers from countries outside the EEC. This follows the arrival of three players from Argentina. Alex Sabella had joined Sheffield United and Ossie Ardiles with Ricky Villa had joined Tottenham Hotspur.
1998 Jaap Stam, at that time Manchester United's most expensive signing, makes his debut in a pre season match against Brondby.